Monday, February 11, 2019

Tag "Kemi Adeosun"

    Adeosun played very significant role in the Lagos-Ibadan rail, says Amosun

Adeosun played very significant role in the Lagos-Ibadan rail, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says Kemi Adeosun, former minister of finance, played a significant role in the execution of the Lagos-Ibadan railway, which was tested on Friday.Speaking on the train, during the test from Iju, Lagos, to the Ogun state capital, Abeokuta, Amosun said he knows for a fact that Adeosun and her ministry played an active part [...]

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    Millionaire snake, Ganduje’s dollars, Adeosun saga… 10 controversies of 2018

Millionaire snake, Ganduje’s dollars, Adeosun saga… 10 controversies of 2018

From the Kemi Adeosun certificate saga, Abdulahi Ganduje’s bribery allegations to the sex scandal that consumed Richard Akindele, a university professor, the dramas never seized in 2018. Just when you felt you’ve had the last of it, another resurfaced. Each year presents a myriad of issues to be recorded in the country’s history. In 2018, so many events dotted the landscape. [...]

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    The whistle blown has been ignored

The whistle blown has been ignored

Two years ago, the Buhari administration adopted the Whistleblower policy as a component of the fight against corruption. The introduction of the policy was sequel to the deliberate refusal of the national assembly to pass the Whistleblower Bill sponsored by some legislators in 2007. Like the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and Bank Verification No (BVN) the Whistleblower policy is said [...]

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    Shittu, Adeosun and the NYSC

Shittu, Adeosun and the NYSC

From the look of things, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) may kick-start the redemption in public service integrity that Nigerians have always craved for. Beginning with the whistle blown by the highly-respected news medium, Premium Times, on the dud NYSC certificate of former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and the latest revelation about the failure to undergo the [...]

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    Like Adeosun, Adebayo Shittu caught in NYSC scandal

Like Adeosun, Adebayo Shittu caught in NYSC scandal

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, reportedly failed to participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.Premium Times is reporting that the minister skipped the compulsory programme despite graduating from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) at age 25.The NYSC act makes it compulsory for all Nigerians who earn degrees or higher national diplomas from tertiary institutions in [...]

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    Lessons from Adeosungate

Lessons from Adeosungate

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance (2015-2018), Kemi Adeosun threw in her letter of resignation on Friday, September 14, to bring to a temporary closure, the public outcry and the embarrassment that her possession of a fake National Youth Service Corps Exemption Certificate had generated since July when it was first reported. Her letter of resignation in which she blames “trusted [...]

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    PDP to May: Don’t shelter Adeosun in UK

PDP to May: Don’t shelter Adeosun in UK

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the United Kingdom not to shield Kemi Adeosun, embattled ex-minister of finance, from prosecution.Adeosun, who resigned after admitting that her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate was forged, is said to have departed to the UK.In her resignation letter, Adeosun said she did not know the certificate was falsified as she relied [...]

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    I am in good hands, says Zainab Ahmed as she takes charge of finance ministry

I am in good hands, says Zainab Ahmed as she takes charge of finance ministry

Zainab Ahmed, acting minister of finance, assumed duty on Monday, expressing hope that she is in good hands.President Muhammadu Buhari appointed her following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun who was caught in a scandal of forging the exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).Ahmed described the task ahead of her as challenging, promising to tap from the experience [...]

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    Kemi Adeosun’s resignation: The nakedness of a nation

Kemi Adeosun’s resignation: The nakedness of a nation

On (the) Friday morning, 14th of September, 2018, it was quietly leaked by one of the national dailies—that the former Hon. Minister of Finance had resigned after about two months that the news of her fake NYSC exemption certificate was first divulged to the whole world by an online medium. As an effect of this feat, Nigerians began to shower [...]

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    APC: Adeosun’s resignation shows character, integrity

APC: Adeosun’s resignation shows character, integrity

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as minister of finance is an act of honour, strength, character and integrity.Yekini Nabena, acting national publicity secretary of the APC, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.In her resignation letter to the president, Adeosun admitted that her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate was forged.The [...]

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    Adeosun ‘departs Nigeria’ after resignation

Adeosun ‘departs Nigeria’ after resignation

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria's former minister of finance, has departed the country, a day after turning in her resignation letter.The minister had resigned after admitting that her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate was forged.In her resignation letter, Adeosun said she didn't know the certificate was falsified as she relied on associates to obtain it after she returned to the [...]

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    Kemi Adeosun: A postscript

Kemi Adeosun: A postscript

BY YEMI AJAYIFinally and with no place to hide any further, Nigeria's Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, had no choice than to quit on September 14, 2018.For over 60 days, she had defiantly ridden the storm, given cover and encouragement by accomplices in top government positions, including a presidential aide, Prof. Itse Sagay,  and egged on by a large crowd [...]

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    Associates: Adeosun resigned to save Buhari’s re-election bid

Associates: Adeosun resigned to save Buhari’s re-election bid

Kemi Adeosun, the minister of finance, resigned her appointment so as not to be a baggage to President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid, her associates have told TheCable.Daily Trust broke the news of her resignation on Friday following a report by Premium Times that she presented a forged NYSC exemption certificate as part of her credentials.But TheCable learnt that she was [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Finance ministry speaks on N7bn lawyers’ fees

Abacha Loot: Finance ministry speaks on N7bn lawyers’ fees

The ministry of finance says it has no information on the payment of lawyers hired by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), for the recovery of  $321 million looted by Sani Abacha, former military dictator.Acting on a tip-off that the Nigerian lawyers were about to be paid, the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), a partner organisation with TheCable, had asked [...]

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    HEDA asks court to compel IGP to probe Adeosun’s NYSC certificate

HEDA asks court to compel IGP to probe Adeosun’s NYSC certificate

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has filed a motion exparte before the federal high court in Lagos seeking the probe of Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance.HEDA has requested an order compelling Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to investigate the allegations of certificate forgery against the minister.Premium Times had reported that Adeosun forged an exemption certificate [...]

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    Adeosun appointed board chairman of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading company

Adeosun appointed board chairman of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading company

Kemi Adeosun, the minister of finance, has been appointed as the chairman, board of directors of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET).In a statement released on Wednesday, Hassan Dodo, the director of information at the ministry of finance, said the appointment was approved by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.According to Dodo, the director-general, Bureau of Public Enterprises is the vice [...]

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